6s Front Camera wide-angle?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jinzen, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Jinzen macrumors 6502

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    Was this covered anywhere?

    I'm not getting a new iPhone this year if it doesn't have a wide angle FaceTime camera. The whole selfie stick phenomenon was caused by phones haven't narrow FOV on the front camera.
     
  2. Cuechick macrumors 6502

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    If you want options like that then buy a good point and shoot or SLR. This is a phone with a decent camera, it is not a camera that takes calls.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Haha. Ok then.

    There's been no indication or advertising for this as a feature. If that's your deal-breaker on a phone, then perhaps it's best to wait (careful though, it may be a while).

    P.S. I the selfie stick "phenomenon" (read: plague) was caused by demanding egocentric personalities, not technology.
     
  4. urkel, Sep 12, 2015
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    urkel macrumors 68030

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    Apple's marketing and 3/4 of the planet would strongly disagree. For many people then smartphones ARE "Cameras that take calls" and have become their primary photography device.

    So, what the OP is saying makes perfect sense. There are 3 things wrong with todays "Selfie Camera". Resolution, Light and Distance. Apple addressed Resolution and Lighting but with young people today growing up taking more pictures of themselves than anything else then skipping a wider angle face lens isn't a feature, its an oversight. (And one that will likely be a selling point next ten)
     
  5. Jinzen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm talking about the front camera, and the only cameras that do this (take good selfies) are like the Sony RX100 that have the screen tilt all the way up, and they cost like $1000.
     
  6. Jinzen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, no. The selfie stick phenomenon is caused by people wanting to capture things in the background and more people in the shot aside from just their own face. Otherwise, the need is negated by the newer Samsung devices with the ultra wide angle front cameras.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You've got it backwards. It's people who want to see their own face more.
     

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